BITSE - Barriers which inhibit the transition from school to employment

An examination of barriers which inhibit the transition from school to employment for persons with disabilities in matters relating to vocational education and training.

In association with the many other member organisations, representing both old and new EU member states, this proposed partnership has in depth experience, expertise and knowledge in providing and developing a broad range of services for persons with disabilities. In conformance with the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and applying in principle, the UN definition of disability at the coal face of transition to employment programs and services, there is overwhelming evidence as collaborated and specified in the new EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (A Renewed Commitment to a Barrier-Free Europe), that persons with disabilities who are in transition from school to employment and work opportunities are either prevented, or at least inhibited from both accessing employment and/or sustaining themselves in the workplace, through interaction with various barriers which in effect hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with other citizens (EU Labour Force Survey ad hoc module on employment of disabled people (LFS AHM), 2002). This proposed Partnership, comprised of employers, teachers, trainers, trainees and VET professionals, as well as other social partners and institutions, and representing the European Union in its broadest context and sense is committed to mutual cooperation on a common theme through an examination of these barriers. It proposes to identify, list and compare barriers which are common or typical to all partner countries, and develop 'common' best practice toolkits and set of recommendations which will help and support all relevant stake holders in eradicating, diminishing and or overcoming such barriers.

You want to know more about the project or you have any specific question? Please contact:

Mag. Elka Todorova

Chairman of the Management Board of the NFEDP


phone: ++35929865300

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